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UT and KSO to Celebrate Release of Digital Music Files: David Van Vactor, March 7

David Van Vactor

David Van Vactor

The Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the newly digitized David Van Vactor Music Collection. An event planned for Thursday, March 7, at UT’s John C. Hodges Library will include a reception, speakers, and a performance of Van Vactor’s Quintet for Flute and Strings. The event is free and open to the public.
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Charlie Daniel

We just got a Valentine from Charlie Daniel, and we wanted to share it with you.

Every year, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, we use the occasion as an opportunity to thank members of our Library Society for their support. For several years, we have chosen the artwork for our Valentine’s Day cards from the Charlie Daniel cartoons preserved in our Special Collections.

We finally ran out of Valentine’s-themed cartoons, and, lo-and-behold . . . Charlie Daniel offered to create a new Valentine just for us! The drawing with the “Love Your Library!” message, seen here, is Charlie’s new creation.

Thank you, Charlie Daniel!

And, Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

Charlie Daniel has been a professional editorial cartoonist for 60 years. He recently retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel where he’s been the editorial cartoonist since 1992.

Several years ago, Daniel donated his entire life’s work of hand-drawn, original cartoons to the UT Libraries. We selected some 1,500 cartoons from the more than 20,000 drawings in Special Collections to create a digital version of the Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection. Enjoy those cartoons online at

Special Collections Exhibits: Music and Romance

From harp singing to country music, Tennessee’s rich musical history is on display in the John C. Hodges Library.

Variations: The Sounds of Special Collections, the current exhibit in the Elaine Altman Evans Exhibit Area on the first floor, documents the history, creation, and enjoyment of music in the Volunteer State by showcasing objects found in UT’s Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives.
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Tell Us How We’re Doing: Take the Library’s Survey

What services and resources are important to our library users, and how successfully do the libraries deliver them?

Many library users will soon receive an email invitation from Regina Mays, the Libraries’ Head of Assessment Programs, to participate in an online survey designed to answer those questions. On January 31, invitations will go out to random samples of faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, and staff. If you receive an email, please accept our invitation. This is your opportunity to tell us how we’re doing and how we can improve.

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Webinar: Use DMPTool to write a Data Management Plan

Most grant funding agencies require researchers to plan ahead for data preservation and sharing as part of their research projects. To aid with these requirements, the UT Libraries subscribes to an online tool that makes the process a little easier – the DMPTool.

DMPTool allows researchers to walk through the process of writing a data management plan for more than 35 different grant agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, and all directorates of the National Science Foundation. Also provided are links to institution-specific guidelines.

Data Management Webinar:
Using the DMPTool
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
via Zoom
Register here.

The webinar will demonstrate how to use the DMPTool to create a well-crafted data management plan for over 35 different grant funding agencies.

For more information, contact Chris Eaker, Data Curation Librarian (, 974-4404).

Workshop: Manage Citations with EndNote

EndNote is citation management software you can use to:

  • Organize your research (citations, full-text articles, images, notes)
  • Automatically generate in-text citations and bibliography as you write
  • Share EndNote libraries with 100 collaborators

Register for one of the Libraries’ hands-on workshops (sessions are the same):

Introduction to EndNote

Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
3:30-5 p.m.
127 Hodges Library


Thurs., Feb. 7, 2019
3:30-5 p.m.
127 Hodges Library

Register for a class by emailing and download EndNote here:

EndNote is free to UT students, faculty, and staff through a UT site license.

Now showing: Independent and foreign films

Are you tired of the same corporate blockbuster Hollywood movies? Join us in the Hodges Library auditorium for free screenings of independent and foreign films.

Practice your language skills and join us for a discussion following each film. Here’s our line-up for spring semester 2019:

All films: 7-9 p.m., Hodges Library auditorium

Thurs., Feb. 7—Police Story (1985; Cantonese, Mandarin)
Wed., March 6—Breathe (2014; French)
Tues., April 2—Secret of Kells (2009; English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic)

For more information, feel free to contact Michael Deike ( or just drop by the Public Services Desk on the second floor of Hodges Library and ask to talk to Michael about movies!

More about the films:

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Library Magazine Wins Two CASE Awards

The UT Libraries has won two awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III awards competition. The awards recognize excellence in alumni relations, fundraising, communications, and marketing.

The 2016-2017 edition of the Libraries’ magazine, the Library Development Review, received the Grand Award in the Periodical category and an award of Special Merit for Editorial Design. The Library Development Review is an annual report on acquisitions, events, library initiatives, and donor gifts.
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